ulster

This section is dedicated to Italians who wish to improve their English skills. Aiutiamoci a vicenda!
biagio
Posts: 117
Joined: Sun Feb 10, 2008 9:29 am

ulster

Postby biagio » Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:35 pm

In a Patricia Cornwell's book I've found the word "ulster" obviously referred to a piece of clothing women used to wear in the Nineteenth century.
Since I couldn't find it in any of my dictionaries, here I am asking for its precise meaning. In other words, what was an "ulster"?
Can anybody help me?

Scoob94P
Posts: 8
Joined: Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:27 pm
Location: England

Postby Scoob94P » Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:05 pm

I did a quick search for you and i got the results 'a long, loose overcoat made of rough material'

:?

i hope that helps :)

Edit: I found a picture too: http://www.agelesspatterns.com/images/1251.GIF

User avatar
Chris Corbyn
Posts: 335
Joined: Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:32 am
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Postby Chris Corbyn » Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:31 pm

I'm English and I had never heard of this word in reference to clothing :) It's certainly not a word used in modern English (unless talking about the place... Northern Ireland also = Ulster).

Roby
Posts: 3850
Joined: Mon Nov 22, 2004 2:06 pm

Re: ulster

Postby Roby » Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:20 am

biagio wrote:In a Patricia Cornwell's book I've found the word "ulster" obviously referred to a piece of clothing women used to wear in the Nineteenth century.
Since I couldn't find it in any of my dictionaries, here I am asking for its precise meaning. In other words, what was an "ulster"?
Can anybody help me?


http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ulster

: a long loose overcoat of Irish origin made of heavy material (as frieze)
Roby
"Per raro che sia, il vero amore e' meno raro della vera amicizia."

"As rare as true love is, it is not as rare as true friendship."
- François de La Rochefoucauld


Return to “Come si dice in inglese?”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests